Thomas R. Davis represents US and international companies in the technology, financial services, utilities, and retail sectors in intellectual property (IP) disputes including patent litigation, prelitigation counseling, trade secrets misappropriation, and other technology-focused litigation. He also assists clients with patent procurement, opinion work, licensing, trademark matters, and IP portfolio management. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in various federal jurisdictions across the United States.
Thomas’s clients benefit from the breadth and depth of his experience across numerous technologies. In computer hardware and software, his cases have involved dynamic random access memory (DRAM), hard disk drives, flash memory storage and flash memory management, digital rights management (DRM), secure computer networks, operating system kernels, networking, wired and wireless printers, streaming video technology, and data compression. For cases involving e-commerce and business methods, he has worked with secure financial and derivatives trading, foreign exchange methods, and funds transfers. In the energy industry, he has worked with oilfield and aerodynamic technology innovations including top drive drilling, drilling with casing, and vehicle wrap technology for reducing drag. He also works with light emitting diodes, cellular phones, and PDAs.
Represented a pioneer in the development of digital rights management (DRM) and secure computing technology in a patent infringement litigation. The case settled with a $440 million victory for the client.
Represented one of the world’s leading computer component suppliers in a patent infringement suit involving dynamic random access memory.
Represented a global leader in mobile storage in asserting its patent against a leading flash memory producer. The case settled with a favorable licensing agreement for the client.
Represented a national retailer in a patent case involving portable eyeglass cleaners. The case settled favorably for the client at mediation.
Represented a worldwide producer of fluid dynamic bearings used in hard disc drive motors asserting its patents against a competitor.
Defended one of the world’s leading suppliers of light-emitting diodes in a patent infringement case involving wide bandgap technology.
Defended a premier financial services firm in a patent litigation involving online banking technology.
Defended an international video game manufacturer in a patent litigation involving mirror technology.
Represented a leading provider of Internet protocol testing equipment in a trade secret misappropriation case.
Represented a worldwide leader in oilfield equipment technology asserting its patents against an international competitor in the industry.
Saint John's University School of Law, 2002, J.D.
Texas Tech University, 1999, B.A., Engineering
District of Ohio
District of Colorado
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York